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Dog is a Crotch Sniffer – Pet tip 245

Most dog owners are aware that dog noses are extremely sensitive. This is due to the quantity of olfactory or ‘smell’ receptors in a dog’s nose. Whereas humans have around five million olfactory receptors, dogs have two hundred and twenty million. This makes their noses exponentially more sensitive than a human’s. Most times a dog’s sensitive nose works to our benefit. All kinds of dogs are used as service dogs to help humans find missing people, sniff out explosives, drugs etc. They can smell people coming from quite a distance and alert us to their presence. There are some embarrassing occasions however, when a dog’s nose is just too sensitive from our human perspective. Most notably this occurs when dogs try to sniff humans in their private areas.

This behaviour is a common one in dogs and equally common is the fact that it upsets most dog owners. The reason some dogs sniff at a human’s private parts is the same reason they sniff the private parts of other dogs. We know that when they smell other dogs in this way they can tell the sex, rank (is the dog more dominant or submissive) age and other information about the dog.

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Date of Death
29-06 -04
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sable brown
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Kind of nature, mother extroadinaire who asked for little more than love in return, has slipped away to join others in her heavenly family of cats.

She will be missed. Of her many children those who stayed at home are Ashara (blue), Velvet (blue), and Chitchat (brown) ... HALO's legacy will live on .....

A supremely intelligent feline with a mysterious smile, she will be missed and her clever ways of opening doors and letting us know she was around will echo in memory forever. I have the pictures but I would rather have her back and ditch the pictures.

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